SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Are Co-Ops the Lost Solution to the Housing Crisis?
by Annemarie Sammartino
At its 1966 opening, New York's Co-Op City was heralded as the solution to the nation's affordable housing crisis. What went right, what went wrong, and can it help guide better housing policy today?
SOURCE: The New Republic
How the "Jewel of Harlem" Became Unlivable
Opened in 1967, Esplanade Gardens’ co-op apartments were seen as a way for Black families to acquire intergenerational wealth and gnaw away at centuries-long inequality in housing.Then it started falling apart.
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